An Awesome New Christmas Trees Stencil From Old Sign Stencils - 2 Ways

 I love free.  I got two of these art canvases free at a garage sale last summer.

They had been base coated white and had a curved red stripe painted on them.  

I sanded down the red stripe a bit as the paint had a build up of layers.


I painted both canvases with Dixie Belle Chalk Finish Paint in Caviar.  

I love this shade of black, and the paint is very matte.

*Dixie Belle Paint Company has provided me with complimentary paint products.  All opinions about the products are my own.

I decided to buffalo check, one of the canvases, using my *Old Sign Stencils' stencil.

I then placed the stencil in the center of the canvas, and used blue painter's tape to keep it in place while stenciling.  

Make sure to measure, or your pattern will not be even on all sides.

I used DecoArt Chalky Finish Paint in Rouge to pounce on the red checks.

After the center was stenciled, I moved the stencil up, down, right and left to complete the pattern on the canvas top.

I will be using my new *Old Sign Stencils Christmas Tree stencil over the buffalo checks.

I will be adding this stencil with Dixie Belle Chalk Finish Paint in Drop Cloth.

I applied a very light coat of Dixie Belle Best Dang Wax in Clear with a clean, lint free rag.  I love this water based wax.  It's easy to apply.

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Canvas number one is done.  I added a sawtooth hanger to the back.

I just love it!

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Perfect for a northern Minnesota, lumberjack, or cabin Christmas!

THEN for canvas two, I added the Christmas Trees Stencil with Dixie Belle's Drop Cloth.  

I had the stencil positioned lower on the canvas.


I then added falling snow to the canvas using the *Old Sign Stencils Mini Christmas Patterns stencil.

Since I had never used this stencil before, I started in one top corner and moved the stencil to the left across the top, and then did one more row of stencils beneath the first row.

I matched the large corner circles as I moved the stencil across the canvas.  

I added the stencil's circles between the trees on the second row, and randomly added a few circles here and there to even out the falling snow.

I added a light coat of Dixie Belle Best Dang Wax in clear to seal the stencils.


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I'm not sure which canvas I like best.

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I'm loving this black and white one with my neutral mantel.

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Which one is your favorite?

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*Old Sign Stencils provided me with complimentary samples. All opinions about these fabulous products are my own.

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 I used the Christmas Trees stencil on an old crate too!

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 You can stencil just Trees on both back and front and Pine, Spruce and Fir on the ends for a year round crate.

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I added Christmas to one side of my crate, after all it's dark green!

Instructions for this project and another wooden box can be found HERE.





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3 comments

  1. I absolutely LOVE all your work !!! I can't wait everyday to see your new stuff. Im going to get in to stenciling when I retire, I can't wait !!

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  2. I'M IN LOVE WITH THE BUFFALO PLAID PROJECT! MAKE ME ONE! LOL
    I'M GONNA HAVE TO GIVE THIS ONE A TRY. GREAT JOB

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  3. I like the black and white one with the trees and snow and I love the frame you have it in. That's a beautiful piece by itself

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